This important and historic mid to late 19Th century European carved and painted wooden duck amusement ride is one of the earliest produced for children's carousels or merry-go-rounds and would have been at a fair or carnival. It's truly a museum quality piece and has been owned and displayed in one for decades. Hand carved wood, two-sided, original paint with beautiful coloring and detail, resting on a cast iron base, all make this the perfect unique, attractive one-of-a kind decorative piece. Circa 1850 to 1890; Amsterdam, Netherlands.It has been owned and featured in numerous exhibits in the museum for decades. Retains location tag from the museum. This is from one of the earliest examples of the modern platform style carousel, called dobbies, that were invented in the mid 19th century and operated by a horse walking beside it. Later it was powered by steam engine. Approx 31" Long x 25" High x 6 Wide.
The item "RARE 19Thc Antique Hand Carved Wood Duck Carnival Animal Carousel horse folk art" is in sale since Tuesday, September 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Fairs, Parks & Architecture\Amusement Parks".The seller is "rabidrabbitantiquities" and is located in Nolanville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.